The Master of Arts (MA) degree provides a general overview of the field and is designed for students who plan to complete a doctoral-level program after graduation. Students learn about foundational principals relating to behavior, psychotherapy, neuroscience and development during the two-year program.Who is it for?
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts topic outside psychology typically select this degree, often with an eye toward future teaching or research roles.Where do they work?
Research agencies, academic institutions, governmental agencies.
The majority of Master of Science (MS) programs require a few foundational psychology courses before allowing students to select an area of concentration, such as child development, health, education, crisis management and organizational development. The majority of programs are completed within two-years of full-time study.Who is it for?
Students who completed an undergraduate degree in psychology who wish to specialize and move into a direct service area of psychology. Graduates in certain states are able to apply for licensure after completing this program, although there may be certain stipulations to how they are able to practice without a doctoral-level diploma.Where do they work?
Private practice, schools, counseling centers, community agencies, federal or local agencies, healthcare facilities.